Average Salary for University of Idaho Alumni

Combining good value and great education, the University of Idaho, a public research university based in Moscow, Idaho, is ranked in the top 22 percent of universities by ROI. Nestled in a small community, this school is a hub for sports enthusiasts, many of whom relocate to nearby cities after graduation (Boise, Seattle, and Spokane are some popular choices). This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank

289
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

103
out of 420
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

81
out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

$46,700
University of Idaho Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$34K$68K$102K
Mechanical Engineer
9 salaries
$72,871  
   
Electrical Engineer
8 salaries
$62,400  
Project Engineer
6 salaries
$74,638  
Software Engineer
5 salaries
$99,820  
Process Engineer
5 salaries
$86,000  
Design Architect
5 salaries
$53,000  
Civil Engineer
5 salaries
$55,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Feb 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 397
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About This School

875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, ID 83844-2282

University of Idaho College of Law

www.uidaho.edu/admissions

9,540

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

54 %

19 %

35 %

38 %


Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY; IPEDS (As of January, 2015)

Industry

The UI alumni can most commonly be found in the manufacturing industry, the engineering services industry, and the education industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The majority of UI alumni wind up in the architectural services industry. Starting salaries of $64K are common among UI grads.

Gender

After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males tend to earn $77K per year compared to females' about $58K.

Jobs

Former UI students with an interest in making money consider becoming Operations Managers, the highest-paying gig (earnings amount to $80K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Software Engineers ($77K) and Project Engineers (around $75K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Intern Architects, making an average of approximately $40K.

Locations

A large number of students head to Boise after college. Idaho Falls is another hot spot for UI grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $86K). Home to the lowest median salary for UI alumni is Pullman, a popular place for former students despite its around $59K average paycheck. Seattle and Spokane are also desirable cities.

Employers

UI grads can make the most money at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.; average pay at this company is $60K. UI is known for offering less-than-average salaries, reporting median pay of about $38K. However, salary does not seem to play a role in job popularity.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Mechanical Engineering (ME) will compensate UI grads at a much higher rate than other fields — these alums tend to rake in approximately $101K per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Master of Architecture (MArch) ($43K annually).

Skills

Former Vandals with Engineering Design abilities can expect to make 23 percent more than their former classmates ($78K). Many former UI students are familiar with Project Management, and nearly one-fifth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Experience with Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Excel is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about half of the alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-third of alumni get sick time. The greater part of respondents take advantage of a 401(k) plan. It is no small feat that the greater part of graduates are given health coverage, and most alumni accept dental insurance. Other benefits that University of Idaho alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Kansas State University pick up average paychecks of approximately $61K, which is closest to the amount made by UI grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to UI include the Utah State University, the University of Wyoming, and the University of Nevada-Reno.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1420 1750
ACT Scores 20 26

Key Stats for University of Idaho

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %
Salary
$33,763 - $71,100
Salary
$40,862 - $97,426
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 168 votes.
$33,851 - $86,739
$39,734 - $97,357
$40,050 - $77,419
$39,732 - $66,813
$43,405 - $87,904

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